[OPE-L:7584] Re: textbook for "History of Economic Thought" course?

From: Geert Reuten (reuten@fee.uva.nl)
Date: Mon Sep 02 2002 - 12:27:05 EDT

re 7513

I use: H. Landreth & D. Colander, History of Economic Thought, fourth 
edition 2002, Houghton Mifflin, Boston $24.95 (see http://www.college.hmco.com)
This book devotes quite some space to heterodox economic streams. The 
fourth edition has much improved on the third edition (esp also on Marx).
Besides the hetorodoxy issue, onother advantage of this book is that it 
devotes its last part four (chapters 14 to 17) to the history of current 
economics (roughly the second half of the 20th century; ch 17 on heterodox 
streams). A disadvantage is that it devotes relatively few space to Keynes 
(but more so on Keynesian economics).

For next year I consider using: W.Samuels, J. Biddle & J. Davis (eds), The 
Blackwell Companion to the History of Economic Thought, Blackwell Oxford. 
About 25 chapters of each 8000 words, written by specialist of a particular 
stream of thought (one can select). To appear mid 2003.

Geert Reuten

At 8/14/02Wednesday, Paul Zarembka wrote:
>UPDATE: These are the recommendations for books in print which I have
>received on the list or privately.  Did I miss anything better, IN PRINT?
>For original texts by authors, I'll use the web.
>Thanks to each of you, Paul
>Roger E. Backhouse, "The Ordinary Business of Life: A History of Economics
>from the Ancient World to the Twenty-First Century", Princeton University
>Press, 2002 (U.S. title is different from the Penguin title).
>E.K. Hunt, "History of Economic Thought", new edition for publication,
>August 30, 2002, Sharpe or Collins.
>Ingrid Rima, "Development of Economic Analysis", 6th edition, Routledge,
>Paul Zarembka, editor, RESEARCH IN POLITICAL ECONOMY at
>********************* http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/PZarembka

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